Panicum (Switch Grass) virgatum "Shenandoah' (Shenandoah Red Switch Grass)

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Easily mistaken for Japanese Blood Grass (Imperata cyl. ‘Rubra’) leaf tips turn red soon after it starts growing in the spring. It’s fall foliage is a spectacular deep burgundy color. A compact selection of an American native prairie grass. Attracts birds. Will grow in part shade, but begins to lose its columnar form, growing more openly.

  • Height: 3'-6'
  • Spread: 1'-3'
  • Exposure:
  • Bloom: summer seed heads
  • Flower Color: Red to Tan